Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed the determination in conjunction with other farmers group to end hunger in the country by 2025.The former president made the resolution on Thursday, April, 13 at his residence in Abeokuta when members of the Egba Cluster Farming Initiative paid him a courtesy visit.
Obasanjo who is a renowned farmer, asked the Ogun state and federal governments to give farmers in the country more support in order to achieve this feat, Vanguard reports.
Obasanjo said: “Governments can help the nation’s farmersmeet the objective through policy and creation of a conducive environment that will encourage food production.”
He urged the delegation to first start the cluster farming with fish, poultry, cassava and rice farms that “are less demanding of facilities before venturing into tree crops that have long gestation period before harvest”. The former president promised to provide feeds and fingerlings for their fish farms, disclosing that he is into the production of feeds and fingerlings.
Meanwhile, NAIJ reports that many residents of Enugu, particularly those living on the outskirts of the city, have embarked on cassava farming due to the high cost of ‘garri’in the market.‘Garri’ — processed cassava flakes — is a popular staple food in Nigeria.